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ERIC Number: EJ1003034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Conductivity through Polymer Electrolytes and Its Implications in Lithium-Ion Batteries: Real-World Application of Periodic Trends
Compton, Owen C.; Egan, Martin; Kanakaraj, Rupa; Higgins, Thomas B.; Nguyen, SonBinh T.
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n11 p1442-1446 Nov 2012
Periodic conductivity trends are placed in the scope of lithium-ion batteries, where increases in the ionic radii of salt components affect the conductivity of a poly(ethyleneoxide)-based polymer electrolyte. Numerous electrolytes containing varying concentrations and types of metal salts are prepared and evaluated in either one or two laboratory sessions, requiring cooperation between all students in the classroom. The experiment is suitable for either high school students with a general chemistry background or undergraduate students in introductory general chemistry courses, as a number of fundamental topics can be discussed with this simple, inexpensive, and real-world-oriented project. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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